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March 2021

The Soil Solution to Clean Water, Air, and Land

March 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Soil Solution to Clean Water, Air and Healthy Land - Moderator: Myra Klockenbrink - Panelists: Jay Feldman, Beyond Pesticides, Jackie Algon, Pollinator Pathway, and Michael Strangel, Kiss the Ground Soil plays an important role in water quality, climate change, and human health. Unfortunately, decades of deforestation, monoculture, and poor farming practices had stripped the land of much of its goodness. It’s estimated that 75 billion tons of fertile soil are lost to land degradation every year, leaving Earth in…

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Is Greenwich Facing a Water Shortage?

March 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Is Greenwich Facing a Water Shortage? - Moderator: Elizabeth Dempsey - Panelists: John Mullaney, USGS; Patricia Sesto, Director of Environmental Affair, Town of Greenwich and Jeff Ulrich, Vice President of Supply Operations and Sustainability, Aquarion Water Company. There is an increasing awareness that freshwater resources in Greenwich are limited and need to be protected both in terms of quantity and quality. Severe droughts and water overdraw affect not only the water users but also the decision-makers. "Water is everybody's business."…

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How to Ease Traffic Congestion in Greenwich

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

How to Ease Traffic Congestion in Greenwich - Moderator: Ernst Schirmer - Panelists: Kristin Floberg, Planner, Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG); Jason Spigel, Freebee, and TBD Traffic congestion from vehicles results in a significant time burden across the globe. If time is money, time spent in traffic comes at a high cost. As of September 2020, an average American worker loses approximately $1,591 per year to traffic. Wages and productivity aren’t the only things traffic affects. Traffic congestion racks…

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Changing Earth, Changing Climate

March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Changing Earth, Changing Climate - Moderator: Allison Walsh - Speaker: Laura Bozzi, Ph.D., Director of Programs at the Yale University Climate Change and Health Initiative Connecticut’s climate is changing. The state has warmed two to three degrees (F) in the last century. Throughout the northeastern United States, spring is arriving earlier and bringing more precipitation, in shorter, stronger, and more frequent storms and summers are hotter and drier. Sea level is rising, and severe storms increasingly cause floods that damage…

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